Thanks for stopping by. I'm Jane, an independent Travel Counsellor based in the market town of Brampton in north Cumbria, a short distance from Scotland, Northumberland, and the beautiful Lake District. I’ve lived here for 9 years with my husband Peter, where we are involved in our local Film Club, and in our spare time we love to walk.
I have over 30 years’ experience as a travel professional. During my time in the travel industry, I have worked in ski resorts (French Alps, Austria, and USA); I've worked for tour operators, involved in the operation of holidays as diverse as educational travel, city breaks, escorted European tours, river cruising, special interest holidays, and in my last role I was responsible for creating and managing the long-haul holidays for an outdoor walking and activity holiday company, across six continents.
I consider myself to be very lucky, being involved in an industry that I’m incredibly passionate about – what’s not to love about travel? Over the years I have visited more than 50 countries, with trips over the last few years to Australia, New Mexico & Colorado, Cape Verde, Namibia, Laos & Cambodia, Indonesia, Jordan, Colombia, Japan, Chile & Argentina. I would definitely put Chile, Namibia, Jordan and Colombia in my top 5 of countries visited!
As a Travel Counsellor I provide my customers with a personal service, tailoring holidays or travel arrangements to their exact requirements to any destination, for any duration. I’ll design a unique experience that will be just for you, taking away the stress of pre-planning and making all the arrangements, leaving you to enjoy your holiday and concentrate on creating special memories. I even check you in, if you want me to.
So if you’re interested in a city break, ski holiday, bird watching holiday, a cruise, a tented safari in Tanzania, a roadtrip in the US, or a bespoke trip of a lifetime, or just flights to visit relatives, I can sort those for you. If arranging holidays leaves you feeling stressed or bewildered, or you just don't have the time, because you're too busy living your life, get in touch, and leave all the arrangements to me.
Nothing is too much trouble, so get in touch for all your leisure and business travel requirements, for individuals, couples, groups of friends, families, and colleagues. Send me an email, or give me a call, I look forward to hearing from you.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so please either fill in and send the form below or simply give me a call and I can get things started for you:-
Sent in by Irene Gawith
Crook, nr Kendal, 29 August 2019
Jane is fantastic at organising all sorts of holidays . Can’t recommend her highly enough
Sent in by Peter Fedgefield
Derby, 21 August 2019
Jane always provides what I need professionally and in good time. I have a very busy diary so this helps me tremendously.
Sent in by Lucy Frost
Carlisle, 15 August 2019
Jane organised my airport hotel and parking and travel insurance for a holiday I had previously booked myself. She offers a very responsive, friendly and personable service and my only regret is that I didn't know about her and her services before I had booked my holiday. I won't hesitate to contact Jane in the future for any future trips and holidays as her service is second to none.
Sent in by Jill Venus
Aberystwyth, 12 August 2019
Thank you for all the arrangements made for my journey across Switzerland and Austria. Everything ran so smoothly and was exactly as I needed. I've had a great holiday.
Sent in by Helen Hutchinson
Castle Carrock, nr Brampton, 07 August 2019
Just wanted to say a big thank you to Jane Sedgwick for her excellent organisation of our trip to Barcelona. All the travel and accommodation arrangements worked like a dream and not having to worry about anything made our trip a real break away. I can thoroughly recommend her! Friendly and reliable service and she certainly knows her stuff.
Sent in by Sandra Hedley
Rotherham, 01 August 2019
We have just come back from a hotel stay in Kirkenes then the main Norwegian cruise followed by 2 nights in Copenhagen. The holiday involved 4 flights ( inc transfers and connecting flights) two hotels and the actual cruise. All the arrangements went really well thanks to Jane’s excellent organisation. She helped and guided us in all the planning stages but was also there for us once booked and whilst away. We would always use her for any future holiday and have no hesitation in recommending her to any one else. Thank you!
Sent in by Irene Gawith
Kendal, 24 July 2019
Just wanted to say thank you for organising our great holiday. Everything went like clockwork . What a lovely country and people the Canadians are.
Sent in by Elizabeth Walden
St Albans, 22 July 2019
Very efficient service - going the extra mile seems to be the norm.
Sent in by Oonagh Taylor
Carlisle, 16 July 2019
Jane was given quite a demanding brief to sort a holiday for six ladies. She found us a great deal, sorted all the nitty gritty details and we’re really looking forward to our break. She was very helpful and prompt in responding to queries. We’d all certainly recommend her.
Sent in by Rachel Williams
Brampton, 12 July 2019
Jane was totally fabulous in arranging a birthday holiday as a surprise. Nothing was too much trouble and she checked that everything was ok when my parents were away. Jane provides an excellent service.
Sent in by Charmian McCutcheon
Brampton, 05 July 2019
Jane handled my holiday booking quickly and efficiently. I was in a hurry to get a flight booked to the States, it was done within a couple of hours.Jane coped with the changes that I made in the middle of the process. I shall certainly use her again.
Sent in by Clive Hancocks
Haywards Heat, 24 June 2019
Two great trips booked so far. More to come ??
Sent in by Sandra Smith
Church Stretton, 13 June 2019
Great efficient personal service
Sent in by Barry Maxey
Dalston, nr Carlisle, 06 June 2019
I have found Jane very approachable, friendly & without feeling any pressure to book, her knowledge is greatly appreciated as well as her tips and advice. No hesitation in recommending Jane.
Sent in by Trevor Musson
Longtown, 17 May 2019
Four of us have just returned from a fantastic city break to Granada organized by Jane . Due to the French air traffic control strike last week our flight home on the Thursday evening was cancelled. Jane kept us updated, sorted out hotel accommodation for a further 2 nights bed, breakfast and evening meal paid for directly by easy Jet !! & got us flights home on the Saturday from Malaga. Having seen the chaos at Granada airport with over 100 people trying to get new flights we consider ourselves very lucky to have had Jane sorting everything out. We will definitely be using Jane again ,5 star service. ps yummy welcome home chocs sent to us by Jane a lovely touch.
Sent in by John Lowther
Natland, nr Kendal, 24 April 2019
Jane is very efficient and thorough in all she does. Also has a lovely personality.
Sent in by Steven Tweedie
Wreay, nr Carlisle, 12 April 2019
We had a truly amazing time on holiday. You will be pleased to know that everything went off brilliantly, completely flawless, including the skydive!! All the flights were on time, we got all the seats you reserved, Tills even got an upgrade to First Class on the Emirates flight and ended up with a suite all to herself on the plane….amazing! I would go as far as saying Soneva Fushi should be your number one recommendation for anyone wanting an uber luxury island holiday. It simply could not be any better. Big thanks to you for organising it all. You are a talent!!
Sent in by Claire Skeates
Brampton, 12 April 2019
Excellent, friendly service. Gives added value with ideas to improve our holiday experience
Sent in by Andrew Steele
Carlisle, 27 March 2019
Thank you Jane, for sorting out the experience of a lifetime in New York City, everything from parking, to transfers , to booking King King Show tickets, no hassles great hotel 1min from times square. couldn't recommend your services highly enough. Thank you
Sent in by Jill Venus
Aberystwyth, 25 March 2019
Jane is extremely efficient and listens carefully. Not many people do!
Sent in by Ian Boyd
Carlisle, 04 March 2019
Jane has always been very effective, prompt, polite and efficient in her sourcing my holiday needs. I have passed her details to others already.
Sent in by Robert McFall
Wolverhampton, 12 February 2019
Jane listens and sorts problems quickly
Sent in by Jeanette Clarke
Warwick Bridge, nr Carlisle, 02 February 2019
Jane is very approachable and very helpful no matter how big or small the travel arrangements may be. Offers great advice and alternatives to help me have a pleasant easy business trip.
Sent in by Jeanett Alberti
Cumwhinton, nr Carlisle, 28 January 2019
Asked Jane to find a catered chalet ski holiday for myself and my husband in January. Suggested La Villa in the Dolomites. Just to make the booking more complicated my daughter decided to join us in late October and then my son in mid December. Jane sorted it all. We had a great holiday and a lovely welcome home present. If you are too busy with living your life let Jane sort your holiday. We will definitely use Jane again
Sent in by Eileen Norman
Brampton, 28 January 2019
Cant fault the service from Jane. Friendly and professional
Sent in by Elizabeth Walden
St Albans, 14 December 2018
Thank you for the parcel from Betty’s that arrived today. It’s one of our favourite tea shops. Our trip to Belgium was most enjoyable. All the arrangements worked fine, although we were amazed that we didn’t have to show any tickets on the internal train journeys - all that printing you did turned out to be unnecessary. I wonder if they ever do any spot checks. The only potential problem was that Brussels Midi station has a completely different name in Flemish, and we might have got off at the wrong stop on the way back from Ghent, but we worked out where we were just in time. That’s the problem with a country that has two languages, one of which is incomprehensible! Both hotels were good. The one in Ghent had more character and was particularly well located for all the sights. The Antwerp one was more of a business hotel, but perfectly comfortable and very convenient for the station.
Sent in by Steven Tweedie
Warwick Mill, 07 December 2018
Very easy to work with!
Sent in by Catherine Woodman
Carlisle, 03 December 2018
I’ve just recently booked a short trip with Jane. It was so easy and convenient to do it this way, just say what you’re looking for, Jane had a few questions and then a couple of options were given to us. Will definitely book again this way. Highly recommend Jane and Travel Counsellors
Sent in by Neil Swainson
How Mill, nr Brampton, 21 November 2018
We just wanted to touch base with you and let you know that we have just had the most perfect holilday thanks to you. We had a ball in Sri Lanka and we want to go back. Everything worked like clockwork, England won the test. The hotel was in such a wonderful location, and it was great to have the room available all day on our final day. All the extra touches have made it so special and personal, including the welcome home chocolates. Thank you, we really are most exceptionally grateful.
Sent in by Helen Hutchinson
Castle Carrock, nr Brampton, 20 November 2018
Jane is friendly and efficient with a great eye for detail. She listened to what we wanted and tailored our trip accordingly. She has definitely taken all the stress away from the arrangements and planning.
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03 September 2019
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03 May 2019
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11 October 2018
Two luxury lodges for my husband's family gathering to celebrate his 60th seemed the ideal solution. In total we were 6 adults and 1 dog. It worked perfectly with hubby and I in one lodge, and his grown-up kids and partners and Jack the dog in the other. Each had its own outdoor hot tub, and individual parking places directly in front. The lodges were situated within walking distance of the very full Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales. Also, within easy driving distance were the village of Hawes, renowned for the Wensleydale Creamery (there was a cheese festival on when...
14 June 2018
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02 February 2018
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